Can we no longer save a Photoshop document as a template?

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Apr 09, 2022 Apr 09, 2022

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Hi all. I have researched this and seen all kinds of answers, but nothing seems to work. In the old days you could save a Photoshop file as a template. This prevented you from opening the document again, making changes, accidentally pressing command S and overwriting the original template (pressing command S always forced you to do a save as and rename the document ).

 

I'm on a new iMac, using Photoshop 2022, but have noticed this issue in Photoshop versions during the last few years. Per other discussions I changed the extension in the finder by adding a "T" to PSD, but it always reverts back to PSD, and pressing command S saves the document. 

 

Is the "save as a template" option a bygone feature of old Photoshop versions?

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Apr 09, 2022 Apr 09, 2022

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It still works in Windows. The document saves as xxxxx.psdt. On opening and editing Ctrl+S opens Save As dialogue.

I can't test on a Mac here though so will tag @jane-e who I know uses Macs

 

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Apr 09, 2022 Apr 09, 2022

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Thank you, Dave.

Of course, I just remembered you can save the document size as a "preset" on the welcome window. But it's not the same thing if you want guides or maybe a background image set as the default.

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I agree a preset is not as versatile. Let's hope Jane or another Mac user can test and confirm whether psdt is available to them

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Apr 09, 2022 Apr 09, 2022

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Interesting. I opened a jpeg and saved it as a psd, and added t to the end as usual.

 

janee_0-1649526138683.png

 

It became .psdt.psd

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I renamed it in Finder and removed the second extension.

janee_2-1649526260200.png

 

 

And now it works as a template like it's supposed to.

janee_3-1649526320575.png

 

 

Here's what I have in File Handling. I'll experiment and come back.

janee_4-1649526408334.png

 

@David 66  Do you have File Extensions showing?

 

Jane

 

 

 

 

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Sounds like a bug adding the extra file extension on the Mac Jane (thanks for checking)

 

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The same thing happens when I enable Legacy Save As

janee_5-1649527256203.png

 

The file becomes psdt.psd and only works as a template when the .psd is removed.

janee_6-1649527320024.png

 

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)

macOS Big Sur

Version 11.6.1

Photoshop 23.2.2

 

Jane

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the help, everyone! @jane-e , so guess what? When I tried changing the extension in the Finder it was the same as previously, just added the letters and renamed as xxxx.psdt.psd. But when I did the same thing in Bridge, it did work successfully! Check out the warning window it gave me in Bridge. It did no such warning in the Finder.

 

I opened the file and sure enough it default named in the banner as Untitled, forcing me to save and rename. Exactly what I wanted, thank you for all of the help.

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@David 66 wrote:

renamed as xxxx.psdt.psd.


 

I forgot to say that when I removed the .psd in Finder I got the exact same message you did about changing the file extension and blew past it because I knew .psdt was correct.

 

It's definitely a bug in Photoshop for macOS. This is only a work-around.

 

Jane

 

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Thanks for testing Jane. Although there is a workaround, I'll move this thread to Bug Reports

 

Dave

 

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Apr 10, 2022 Apr 10, 2022

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I'm seeing the behavior that Jane is seeing, having a .psdt.psd double extension, in some prior versions of the app (2019). The current version of Photoshop, 23.2.2, the file saved correctly with just the .psdt extension.

 

If I change the extension in the macOS finder to .psdt - and accept the changes when the OS warns about changing the extensions, it opens correctly as an untitled document.

 

I do have file extensions and show warning for changing extension shown in the finder enabled:

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